Israel Boycott: Coming to a Co-op Near You



In Brooklyn, a potential boycott is shaping up at the Park Slope Food Coop (PSFC) on Union Street, also known as “The Coop.” A group called the Park Slope Food Members for Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions is proposing that a referendum be held among the 15,000 members of the organization in which a “successful” outcome would result in all products made in Israel being banned from the co-op’s shelves. The group has aligned itself with the Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS), whose Web site advocates maintaining a boycott against Israel “until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights.”
Ironically, the Coop was founded by “two Jewish socialists” in 1973. It has a business model which requires that each of its adult members work two hours and 45 minutes every four weeks, and that every adult in a household be a member or no one can join.

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